House of Commons Reception
4 November 2004
On Tuesday 2nd November the Federation, with the support of the Chief Constable hosted a reception in the House of Commons. Various issues were highlighted by the Federation and the Chief Constable including Jurisdiction, budget, funding and the continuing rumours of plans by the Mayor of London to merge the London Underground with the Metropolitan Police Service.
The event was attended by over one hundred members of Parliament. On behalf of the Government Mr Tony McNulty Minister for Transport reiterated that the British Transport Police would remain a separate aid specialised Police Force for the railway infrastructure of England, Wales and Scotland this included the London Underground Area.
There was widespread support from Members of Parliament in our aims to secure better funding and protect the Underground Area from any takeover bids. We will continue to lobby interested parties to ensure that we remain a viable and effective Force.
Please find attached a copy of the speech given by our Chairman Alex Robertson.